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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Swell Suits to Make Any Guy Feel Confident and Sexy
TEXT, VIVIAN KELLY
It's hard for a guy to get a great swimsuit, harder in fact, than it is for us girls.
The options are frumpy board shorts, like at ED HARDY or teeny tiny SPEEDOS, that you shouldn't even consider unless your name is MICHAEL PHELPS. THE PROBLEM, AS I SEE IT, IS A LACK OF OPTIONS FOR MEN WHEN IT COMES TO SWIMSUITS.
In the past, the styles in the SWELL show were the notable exception to this sad state of affairs.
To my chagrin, I missed the SWELL show, as I decided to leave the Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Shows early due to other commitments back in CT. Predictably, as so many times, they saved the best for last.
Things have a way of going right though, and to my vast relief, PR, Marcelo Rivero of Ainsley Connell Management, Star Services Events and Public Relations, sent everything I needed so I and now YOU, and after WITHOUT QUESTION, THE BEST SWIM MENSWEAR ON THE MARKET.
What came down the runway on the Swimsuit-clad models at the SWELL show gave guys a wide range of style options in which any guy would feel confident and sexy.
There were UBER-HIP BRIEFS, PLAYFUL BOY SHORTS and STYLISH BOARD SHORTS in VIBRANT COLOR PALETTES.
If color's not you, there are CONSERVATIVE SOLIDS [black and red].
If you like to STAND-OUT, THERE'S NEON PINK and LIME GREEN.
DON'T FORGET THE ACCESSORIES, A SUIT IS JUST A SUIT WITHOUT THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES.
Sponsor RANDOLPH ENGINEERING came through with the sunglasses you need: SLEEK, HANDCRAFTED PREMIUM SUNGLASSES AND EYEWEAR, that never go out of style.
New York-based designer Naila Chbib's debuted her eco-conscious lifestyle brand, NAILA COLLECTION, and the OLASUL COLLECTION took a riff on THE PERUVIAN SURF CULTURE, whose key components are UNDERSTATED SWIMWEAR and WASHED-LOOK T-SHIRTS.
“MEN WANT TO BE ACCESSORIZED. I believe the three of us [designers] do that,” said Olasul designer Lorenz Korder.
Amen to that. Now, more than ever, DRESSING WELL IS ALL ABOUT CHOOSING AND WEARING THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES.